Penn State graduate students live two paradoxes: We are tax-paying citizens, yet the State College Borough Planning Commission does not consider us members of the community. We are educators and researchers but are not recognized as employees of Penn State.
Jacob and Anna Mueller, occupants of a house in a residential area of the town surrounding Penn State, apologized today for a Halloween display that their neighbors deemed "offensive, grotesque, and generally too scary for our kids to see when they walk home."
Today, America's public universities face an explosion of higher education outlets globally, stagnant middle-class incomes, growth of for-profit education providers, and increased efficacy of alternative delivery modes, particularly on the Web.
While we may not be able to right any wrongs, there's a lot that can be done in combating future incidences of child sexual abuse. There's plenty that can be done in positively moving forward, and beginning the process of healing.